Man steals Dh2 million in Dubai after colleague goes to toilet

Man steals Dh2 million in Dubai after colleague goes to toilet

Dubai - A complaint was lodged at Bur Dubai police station.



By Marie Nammour

Published: Mon 14 May 2018, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Tue 15 May 2018, 1:26 AM

A money exchange office assistant has gone on trial at a Dubai court after he allegedly stole more than Dh2 million.
The Court of First Instance was told that on March 31, the 35-year-old Pakistani man went with a colleague to that office and left together. According to public prosecution records, he stole a briefcase containing Dh2,085,386, which was with his colleague and belonged to the office. He then fled to an unknown destination.
A complaint was lodged at Bur Dubai police station. The defendant said during the investigation that he had been working for the plaintiff for almost 13 years. He was assigned by a manager to go with a colleague to a branch at a mall for some work. He walked out of the branch with a briefcase that contained Dh2,085,386. His colleague was holding the briefcase, but he left it with him when he needed to use the restroom.
However, soon after the colleague came back he found that the office assistant had already vanished with the big cash. The defendant confessed to the investigators that he went to a relative in Jebel Ali and sought his help in delivering the money to his family back home. He alleged that his relative was aware of the source of the money. He also claimed he stole the money on his own with no help or prior planning. The trial will resume on June 4.
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